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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Another top for H2H and I have a new toy!


“Life is a game. It is up to you to be a toy or become a player”  Prabakaran Thirumalai



Awhile back I bought a pre-printed fabric Thomas the Train book that I intended to cut into blocks to make a quilt for my grandson, who was head over heels in love with Thomas........
Well, time flies and now he is into Poke'mon so I decided to finish the idea and donate it to Hands to Help instead..........I had used the Attic Window design before and really liked it so I did it again for Thomas and Friends............



This is the top.......when I get it finished I will send this together with the Bingo quilt I showed you on my last post to Happy Chemo............. I'm linking up today with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Hands to Help.......I invite you to go check out the other linkups!

Now to the second part of my post..........My sis and I had been wanting to move up to a larger hoop embroidery machine for some time now........I knew exactly what I could do with my little 4x4 hoop first machine so I took it in and had it cleaned and re-aligned so it is now good as new to give to my son for his birthday......he is as excited about that as I am with my new Innov-is! 



I embroidered 11 logos on some t-shirt material for a t-shirt memory quilt I'm working on and it went so fast!  Today I am going to try some "in the hoop" Japanese fans......oh, and, um......I may have "made" my sister, Irene, move up to a 5x7 hoop machine too.......




Sunday, April 16, 2017

Hands to Help Flimsy done.......and a visit from Murphy....


“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
Roy T. Bennett


I was so proud of myself on Friday because I got this post all ready to go for today, Sunday, which is the day that the Hands to Help first check-in linkup was set to open......and then Murphy intervened....

First I saw a little message from blogger saying they had several new themes.....well I haven't changed my blog theme in ages so I thought....it won't hurt to just look.........Wrong!  Before it was all over and done I had changed my theme and I couldn't find anything!  I really did like the theme and I just wanted to make a few changes but there were no links to the layout pages, etc, so I spent awhile trying to figure out how to find the html edit page and luckily I had saved my old theme and was able to get it back, but not before I had somehow deleted the post I had all ready to go for this morning!  (sheesh....talk about a run-on sentence....my high school English teacher would be rolling her eyes)

I also had a different quote about giving on the initial post that I wasn't able to find this morning but I like the one above that I did find.......
So onward............

I am linking up this morning with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict on her Hands to Help Page........this is the 7th year for H2H and my second year joining them. If you haven't heard of this worthwhile cause I invite you to check it out! 

My inspiration for this little lapquilt I am making was a bingo block that my Sis and I each made for a May for Me celebration a few years ago.  I liked the bright colors and hope it will help a child undergoing chemo to stay a little warmer.  I will be sending this to Happy Chemo when it's finished.


I just started with the Bingo block as the center and built out from there.  The backing will be the same fabric I used on the second and final rounds.

Click here to check out the other link-ups!